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TikTok: personalizing the entertainment business

The social media landscape may seem limited to facebook posts by a medley of family and friends, politicians’ and activists’ virtue signaling on Twitter and the perfect vacations and decadent meals on Instagram but a younger generation is getting their daily humor dose on TikTok. 

Addis Ababa Noir

The highly anticipated Addis Ababa Noir looks at the many faces of Addis through the lens of some of the most talented writers from Ethiopia. Published by Akashic books as part of a series exploring the dark underbelly of cities around the world, Addis Ababa Noir was edited by Maaza Mengiste and includes 14 short stories.

The New Normal Comes With a Pinch of Salt

Alexander Araya a.k.a DJ Astronaut-E is planning to host an event this Friday. With the event marking his debut in event organization, Alexander is nervous about how the event will unfold. There are also concerns about dangers posed by COVID-19. He’d waited to see if it was safe to hold an event at this time. 

The Rising Trend of Online shopping

The ritual of shopping could be a great activity to spend a few hours or it could be a dreaded hellscape one avoids like a plague. Nonetheless, it’s something people must do even if it’s as rarely as possible.

Electrifying the music Scene

Ethiopian Records has been a pioneer in Addis Ababa’s electronic music scene for several years. Starting out as an underground artist creating experimental sounds that mainstream audiences are now only growing accustomed to; Ethiopian Records is used to being ahead of the curve.

Ethiopian Satires

Logging into Facebook, one can find a humorously crafted satire illustrated by Alemayehu “Alex” Tefera, an Ethiopian artist living in the United Kingdom, shining light on the political and social happenings in Ethiopia.

Covers, mashups: informal music internship

Over a decade ago, Ethiopian Idol altered the way audiences consumed television. Aside from the weekly drama series, another show grabbed our attention for an hour as we marveled at angelic voices, commiserated at faltering notes and delighted in awful renditions sung with undeserved bravado.

Art as depository of collective history

He has specialized in the fields of fine arts and scripture. Distinguished for his historical narratives, Wendimagegn Belete has been announced as one of the shortlisted artists for the Future Generation Art Prize 2020, a biannual art prize organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation for global young artists that comes with the cash prize of USD 100,000 and with commitments to commission new works.